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After-party at the French Residence

After-party at the French Residence

Published on May 13, 2009
Vanity Fair, Bloomberg team up at the French Residence.

Washington D.C. - May 9, 2009
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the French Residence
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Washington, D.C., was abuzz with “firsts” the second weekend of May as President Obama, accompanied by the First Lady, delivered his first address to the White House Correspondents Association at their annual dinner. Also for the first time, Vanity Fair and Bloomberg hosted their “joint” after-party at the French Ambassador’s residence, bringing together the worlds of glamour and politics with panache. From 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Hollywood stars, prominent figures of the Administration, and journalists mingled and enjoyed the glittering atmosphere in the company of their French colleagues

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Guests mingle at the French ambassador’s residence
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Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Jon Favreau and many more White House top advisors or cabinet members discussed with actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks, Eva Longoria, Amy Poehler, Jon Bon Jovi, Ed Westwick, Ludacris, Denis Leary, and media persons such as Katie Couric, David Gregory, David Brooks, David Carr, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, John King and Chris Matthews.

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backyard patio at the French Residence
courtesy from Washington Post - Photograph by Lois Raimondo

The “soirée,” which was considered the most exclusive in town, was an occasion for officials to talk about their activities, for celebrities to engage in politics, and for journalists to interact with famous personalities — enabling a “behind-the-camera” glimpse into their insights on myriad topics. In an elegant, yet relaxing setting, connecting seemed all the more conducive that the stars had somewhat laid down their guard; from Demi Moore discussing political activism with some Washingtonians, to Rhys Meyers and Owen Wilson, warmly greeting all the Ladies in the place.

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Eva Longoria Parker, Rahm Emanuel
credit Bloomberg / Vanity Fair After Party
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Graydon Carter, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont
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Jon Favreau, Graydon Carter
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